Surfing has always had its fiercely local breaks. It seems localism, where local surfers intimidate visiting surfers to discourage them from surfing “their” waves, doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.
This is a compilation of drone footage taken by photographer Michael Matti took all around the island and smaller surrounding islands. Shot in 4K resolution, the video takes us through familar scenes of Bali like Tanah Lot temple, terraced rice fields, cliff-lined beaches, and thundering waterfalls.
Sharky shark sharks. The source of so much controversy these days and so misunderstood! Sparked by an unprecedented run of fatal attacks off the coast of Reunion Island and Western Australia both starting in 2011, the introduction of new shark culling policies continue to make headlines as they’re continually denounced by animal-rights activists, especially in Australia, less so in Reunion Island where local inhabitants have been more in support of action.
Young, carefree Aussie heads over to Thailand or Bali for a tropical holiday. They soak up the sun, hit the surf, sip on cocktails, buy a Bintang singlet and hire a scooter to get around. It is a rite of passage that many young Australians enjoy. Until it kills them, News Australia reported.
Anyone who has ever ventured down to their local surf spot will know that they are home to a colourful bunch of people. Those who are surfers might even find themselves reading about one of the following characters thinking that it all sounds very familiar. And if you haven’t ever had the sheer joy of encountering these guys we suggest that you head on down to the beach with this guide in tow. It’s a little like birdwatching or train spotting but in our opinion far more entertaining. Enjoy!
The world’s largest archipelago nation, its 17,000-odd islands are spattered across more than 3,000 miles of the equator.
Its 250 million inhabitants speak more than 700 languages and practice six official religions, not to mention a range of animist traditions.
One calculation suggests it would take 48 years to visit all of Indonesia. Yet, if two weeks is all you have, that shouldn’t stop you from discovering this diverse nation.
Bali, the ‘Island of the Gods,’ is quite literally surf paradise: the water’s warm, the waves are plentiful and consistent, the parties are pumping, almost everyone seems to sit somewhere on the scale of hot! to downright stunning, the food is delicious and cheap, the country is beautiful, and ragging around small roads through the […]
Mateus Herdy spent a long period of competition in Australia, contesting QS’s and Pro Juniors, and traveled for the first time to Indonesia in the first two weeks of April’17, spending 12 days between Bali and Sumbawa, with friend and videomaker Ian Tavares.
You may have noticed, everyone is a tough guy these days, even irie surf cats! The days of peace-loving, dharma quoting hippies are largely over.
“Bali tourism is safe. Do not spread misleading news that Bali is not safe because Mount Agung is on the highest alert status. Please come and visit Bali,” National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho